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statement to parliament today. will be out in westminster soon. steve is out to give us more detailed analysis of what to expect. let's just go back to the eurozone. as you say, thin advances here. are we capping -- it's up against the yen as well. there's obviously been a big yen story. >> yeah, i think the euro/yen has had perhaps more to do with eu euro/dollar than anything else. the euro crosses in general have been story rather than euro/dollar and euro/yen at the forefront. i think the euro/yen forecast is overplayed in what japan will ultimately deliver on. but mum is pretty good. i think you still play for a little yen weakness. i think we'll see a lot of people trying to buy yen back because i don't think we'll get delivery in all these preelection promises. >> do we all think we know what the chancellor is going to say? >> judging by the many pages being given to it in the newspapers, you feel like what else can he say? it's not going to be a day where you'll buy sterling aggressively because most of the news is going to be bad. we're going to have lower growth. potentially
to tim cook about continuing the legacy of steve jobs. plus chinese insurer picc put some spark back into the dismal, the big potential in the insurance. plenty more to come. having you ship my gifts couldn't be easier. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and a santa to boot! [ chuckles ] right, baby. oh, sir. that is a customer. oh...sorry about that. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. >>> we continue to monitor reaction to the earthquake and tsunami wave in japan right now. miyagi northern prefecture region. and we got a clarification from one of the plants. tokyo whether he can power saying workers instead of evacuating completely, the plant saying they have now reached a position inside the plant, they didn't evacuate. so they just made sure the workers have gone into a safe position. we'll keep monitoring events and any reports we get out. meanwhile, with germany's dax closing near five year highs, is it time for a rerating of european equities? highest close since january 2008. up 28% for the year, giles. and here we are with the bundesban
. >> steve sedgwick has the latest and joins us now. hi, steve. >> i like that shuffle, steve. that was good. >> reporter: i've got a treat for you. guys, kelly, ross, i've got a treat. the nigerian oil minister has asked me kindly to join -- you are absolutely freezing. thank you very much for joining us. i know you've got a very important meeting coming up. how do you feel about world oil supplies at the moment? >> well, i think right now we're holding fairly stable. we're of course concerned that there will be a certain level of overproduction over the next 18 months or so if the production continues. >> reporter: saudi arabia need to take oil off the table cd iraq? >> i think those are issues we'll discuss today. >> reporter: what is the most contentious issue? we have been saying the most contentious issue could surround saudi arabia and iran. some estimates of over one million barrels a day. >> again, i would not preempt this meeting and outcome by giving statistics at this point. i think it's critical that we go in and have discussions amongst ourselves and come to the sort of prudent
the fiscal cliff. that headline is looming ten days away. steve handlesman is wrapping up the latest developments from capitol hill. >> reporter: the vote on boehner's plan b was canceled abruptly. a big embarrassment for the speaker, who had hoped to force democrats to follow his lead. >> in the senate, democrats and white house refuse to act, they'll be responsible for the largest tax hike in american history. >> but boehner's tax plan to raise tacks on those who make over $1 million didn't follow. boehner pulled republicans into a meeting, tried to get the votes he needed, but failed. >> it's unbelievable. this is horrible. i'm angry. i'm sad for my friend, the speaker, and i'm sad for the country. >> reporter: plan b looks dead. democrats gloated at boehner's failure. >> it was a bad plan, but he couldn't even sell his bad plan to members of his own caucus. >> reporter: earlier this week, boehner and obama looks just a few billion dollars away from getting a deal done. >> they are so close. what is the speaker waiting for. >> republican ves to regroup and lawmakers will go home f
the fiscal cliff. let's get to our senior economic reporter, steve leesman, with his predictions for the economy in 2013. >> reporter: >>> trying to figure out what's going to happen in 2013 depends on one very important development -- whether the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff in a few days' time, and for how long. if it's avoided, there's considerable upside for the economy. we could see at least one and maybe two quarters of growth above 3%. the kind of growth that would put people back to work and lower the unemployment rate. why? because business has been holding back investment amid the uncertainty. unleashing business spending would add to the growth from the nascent rebound in housing and from the consumer who has hung in there despite tough times. in fact, we could see unemployment drop below 7%. although it might first rise, more work into the work force who have been discouraged but can't find work. then could it fall. as for the fed, i think the market may be overstating its expectations for assets purchased from the central bank in 2013. at the current pace, the new
countries, particularly in china. >> steve, it also comes at a time when there's been a lot of congressional scrutiny for companies that go around the rules that the u.s. has. what is -- is this behavior illegal? and in what sense is it contra convenienting those laws and do you expect them to come under more precious in the u.s.? >> after i started writing about ze back in march and april, the u.s. commerce department immediately launched an investigation and later the justice department launched an investigation after a -- after it came out that zte allegedly attempted to cover it up and considered destroying the documents i had. whether that happened to huawei remains to be seen. the house intelligence committee issued a report which is highly critical of both of these companies including huawei for failing to be open about its iran business and provide any evidence that they were, in fact, obeying u.s. sanctions. and i don't believe that those investigators had access to the documents i've seen concerning huawei. i can't imagine that this isn't going to cause some problems for huawei goi
-- >> thanks very much for that, editor and director at platt. steve is going to be at that opec meeting in vienna. so don't miss out on that. >>> in asia tomorrow, japan releases machinery orders for november. also india will release november cpi. and glenn stevens will give a key speech to the bank of thailand in bangkok. >> we're going to take a quick break. head over to cnbc.com for stories that are currently trending. first, billions of dollars stashed overseas, find out who they are. and concern over departure of prime minister mario monti. and the fiscal cliff is still getting you cooking? head to cnbc.com for the latest. we'll also have a sneak peek of what the "squawk box" team has prepared. >>> still to come on the show, after some high profile dubs like facebook, the ipo market was new this year. but a new report says things will change in 2013. find out why. >>> eurozone finance ministers will discuss greece's buyback. last friday, the deadline was extended to this afternoon after they failed to reach a 40 billion euro target. the two-day summit in brussels on thursday is exp
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